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Oracle Solaris 11 – Beginners Guide

Learning Path Solaris 11

If you are working as a Sun Solaris system administrator, you know that how rapidly Solaris  operating system  is changing from version to version. There were  a lot difference between Solaris 9  and Solaris 10. But people were able to grab the changes quickly in the past when it was transformed from Solaris 8/9 to Solaris 10. ZFS and Zones …

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Shellshock bug – vulnerability on Bash shell


Millions of computers are using bash shell (command interpreter ). New security flaw has been found on bash(Bash Code Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271) and it allows attackers  can take the system control remotely. Heartbleed wave was just over on last april (Openssl vulnerability ).Is Shell-shock hurts more than Heartbleed ? Off-course  Yes. Heartbleed was all about sniffing the system memory but Shellshock  has opened the …

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Installing Oracle Solaris 11.2 using USB openstack Image

USB drive - Installing solaris 11.2

Oracle Solaris 11.2 has integrated with openstack for cloud computing. Many of the Oracle Solaris administrators would like to try the openstack stuffs but deployment is not so easy on it. Since Openstack is new to Solaris administrators, oracle provides the Pre-built templates to install Oracle Solaris 11.2  with openstack package to setup in few minutes . This template can …

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Solaris 11 – IPS repository issues and Fixes

Solaris IPS issues and fixes

This article is going to discuss about Image packaging system repository(IPS)’s real time issues and fixes. When i have started working on Solaris 11, i have faced lot of issues with IPS and that too happens only after the IPS deployment.  You need to either online or local repository(offline) to install package,update the Operating system and install the zones. But most …

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How to create IPS repository in Solaris 11.2 ?

Repo-Solaris 11.2

Image packaging system(IPS) repository is one of the important element from Solaris 11 onwards. For an example, to install any new package or install the zones, you need IPS repository.In Solaris 11.2 release, oracle automated the IPS little bit by providing the script to merge the piece  of repo files and performing the checksum automatically. We just need to download …

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Ultimate Oracle Solaris 11.2 – Must known Features

solaris 11.2

The only one enterprise Unix environment is keep on changing according to the market demand which is none another than Oracle Solaris. When Solaris 11 released , i have very pleased with  image packaging system and network virtualization . Due to network virtualization,  zone can run with exclusive IP  irrespective of  physical NICS which was really great. But now oracle …

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How to install OS patch bundle on Solaris 11 ?

Solaris 11 upgrade

This article is going to explain that how to update the Solaris 11.1 . Most of the Solaris administrators will search for Solaris 11 OS patch bundle like how we use to get for Solaris 10 but you won’t get it. In Solaris 11 , oracle removed the word called “patches” from their dictionary.  Instead of that we have to …

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How to Measure the Network Bandwidth Between Solaris Nodes?

Network performance tool solaris 11

There is no command available in any Unix like operating systems to measure the actual bandwidth of network by sending the real packets over the network. OS developers intentionally left out this option since such type of commands will hammer the system network. But we need such kind of tool in project phase of the system where you need to perform some real tests on network bench-marking. I had found …

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